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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announces a cabinet appointment in Columbia

Governor Henry McMaster introduced two distinguished members of the military with strong ties to the Palmetto State as members of his cabinet on Thursday.

  SC lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bill to the Statehouse Tuesday

Gov. McMaster says extra $1B in 2019 budget will go to state education, South Carolina’s prosperity

Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker to be at SC NAACP 2019 MLK Day event in Columbia

Majority Whip James Clyburn says Americans are ‘hostages’ over president’s demands for border wall

WATCH LIVE: Gov. McMaster to be sworn-in at 97th inaugural celebration open to the public

Electric scooters may not be coming to Columbia

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  SC AG Wilson joins lawsuit against Trump administration to block offshore drilling

SC lawmakers propose 7 percent gun fee for added security in schools

Sumter teen selected for prestigious U.S. Senate Youth Program

Congaree National Park remains open during partial government shutdown without a few amenities

Graham: Withdrawing from Syria would be ‘Obama-like mistake’

Clyburn elected as Majority Whip for U.S. House Democrats

SC Gov. wins court fight in Santee Cooper leader dispute

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Henry McMaster has the authority to temporarily appoint a new chairman of the board of a state-owned utility without the Legislature's permission

Committee set to decide fate of the official SC state flag

A five-person committee met on Tuesday at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History to discuss a proposal to pick one design for all flag makers to follow.

  SC residents line up for water donations despite water being deemed safe by city, state officials

Several Denmark, SC residents stood in a long line Friday morning, and it was not for Black Friday deals.

Former SC solicitor Dan Johnson indicted on 36 additional federal charges

Former Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson has been indicted on 36 additional federal charges, U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced Wednesday.

  Cunningham: Politics should be about ‘working together to do what’s right’

Katie Arrington calls out Mark Sanford in speech about Joe Cunningham election win

Sen. Lindsey Graham makes statement on Sessions resignation despite rumors he may be picked

TALK OF THE TOWN: It’s the day after the elections - now what?

Midlands counties show higher voter turnout than previous elections

Should the Governor be able to appoint the state superintendent?

McMaster, Norman big winners in South Carolina 2018 midterm election

According to the Associated Press, Republican Henry McMaster won the race for governor in South Carolina and Republican Ralph Norman won the race for U.S. House in South Carolina’s 5th congressional district.

Wilson wins U.S. House District 2 race

The results for District 2 of the U.S. House of Representatives are in.

Clyburn re-elected to US House 6 seat Tuesday

Rep. Jim Clyburn has retained his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating two opponents Tuesday.

Gipson defeats Meadors for 5th Circuit Solicitor

Byron Gipson has defeated John Meadows in the race for 5th Circuit Solicitor Tuesday evening.

Henry McMaster winner in SC governor’s race over James Smith

And the governor of South Carolina is...

Harpootlian in early lead over Dunn in race for SC State House Seat 20

Attorney Dick Harpootlian is currently in the lead for the race for State House 20 seat over Republican Benjamin Dunn.

LOOK: Here’s where you can see election results, special election coverage

Polls will close in South Carolina at 7 p.m. - and you will be able to see the results as they begin to get counted.

Man not allowed to wear Trump shirt votes shirtless

Be careful what you’re wearing to vote Tuesday.

On Election Day, a bald eagle was seen soaring in Murrells Inlet

As many across the country head to the polls Tuesday, a symbol of American democracy was seen soaring in the Murrells Inlet area.

2018 SC Voters election guide: Ballot questions, polling places, and more on the Nov. 6 general elections

There will be general elections held in South Carolina on Tuesday, Nov. 6. If you’re like most people, you’re asking yourself this: who’s running? Where do I vote? What will be on the ballots? Here’s a running list of everything you need to know before heading to the polls.

‘This is the busiest we’ve ever been,’ midterm voting continues to surge in two Midlands counties

In Richland Country, many showed up to vote with lines stretching right outside the doors of the elections and voter registration office.

League of Women’s Voters aims to help you stay informed with interactive website

If you need help navigating your ballot, the League of Women Voters has an interactive website that gives you a detailed look at what to expect.

SC election officials are working to make sure your vote is safe

Elections officials are working to prevent election tampering in South Carolina. Officials say the issue isn’t new, but some of the threats and vulnerabilities have changed especially since the 2016 elections.

Sen. Tim Scott talks political civility, upcoming veterans event

As the election approaches, we spoke with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott on Wednesday, speaking on a few topics including civility and how we can elevate political debate.

Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship

Graham made the announcement Tuesday morning.

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Political organizations with shadowy origins are spending millions on Facebook ads, and some people featured in the ads don't know who the groups are either.

Wilson, Carrigan, participate in debate for 2nd congressional seat

One week away from the midterm elections on Nov. 6, and on Tuesday, candidates for the 2nd congressional district gathered for a debate.

AG Wilson faces Lowcountry law professor Constance Anastopoulo in attorney general race

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will face Constance Anastopoulo, a law professor from the Lowcountry, as seeks his third term as the state’s chief law enforcement officer.

SC’s Governor candidates stance on key issues ahead of Nov. 6 vote

WMBF breaks down where Gov. Henry McMaster and Rep. James Smith stand when it comes to economy, education and healthcare.

New moped laws to go into effect in November

If you own a moped, listen up!

Several Midlands school districts seeking approval on multimillion-dollar bond referendums

The Richland School District Two is asking voters to approve two separate bond referendum questions. The first asks voters to approve $381,952,000 for safety and security improvements across the district as well as new roofs and HVAC systems.

Smith, McMaster spar in final gubernatorial debate

The final debate between James Smith and Governor Henry McMaster features some fireworks.

  Boan vs Bell in the race for Kershaw County sheriff

Kershaw County voters will choose a new sheriff in the upcoming general election. Democrat Anthony Bell will go up against Republican Lee Boan November 6.

Sen. Bernie Sanders urges South Carolina to fight for Medicare for all at Saturday rally

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will join Senatory Nina Turner and other South Carolina democrats at a Medicare for All Rally at the Koger Center in Columbia at noon Saturday.

Democrats have 2020 vision with stops in SC as President Trump continues GOP push

Is it too early to think about November 2020? Some Democrats don't think so.

McMaster and Smith face off in first of two televised gubernatorial debates

South Carolina voters head to the polls in the General election in just a few weeks.

Young SC voters are getting registered, but numbers still fall short of older generations

After a year of political back-and-forths, it seems like the push to bring out young voters has been greater than ever. But numbers from the South Carolina Election Commission show that registered voters ages 18-24 here are still lagging among other age groups.

U.S. Senators Harris, Booker to appear at political event in the Midlands

With Election Day right around the corner, two Democratic U.S. Senators will be making their way to South Carolina to assist with campaigning.

Former Vice President Biden visits Charleston Saturday

Former Vice President Joe Biden is making a stop in the Holy City Saturday.

SC representative found not guilty in 2017 scuffle with fellow representative

A jury has decided in the case of two South Carolina state lawmakers and a scuffle they engaged in last year.

Prisoners and families send Gov. McMaster, SCDC demands for changes within the prison system

As a part of a nationwide call to protest prison reform, spurned by the April prison riot in South Carolina, people are protesting for prison reform outside of the governor's office Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE: SC Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Smith talks to WIS

The stage is officially set for this year's gubernatorial race in South Carolina.

SC House alters roads bill; senators say bill is likely dead

The South Carolina House made changes Wednesday to the roads bill that has been debated for more than a year, leading senators and the governor to say the proposal is likely dead for the year.

Senate bill requires officials to report who pays them

Elected and appointed public officials in South Carolina would have to report the sources of their private income - but not how much they are paid - under legislation approved Thursday by the Senate.

Voters to decide whether Haley gets 2nd term

Voters were deciding whether to award a second term to Republican Gov. Nikki Haley or hand an upset win to her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen.